Balch Springs woman killed mother’s boyfriend and tried to clean crime scene, police say

A Balch Springs woman is behind bars after police claimed she killed her mother’s boyfriend earlier this year.

Faye Dee O’Brien, 23, is charged with the murder of Ricardo Salas Garcia. She was admitted to Dallas County Jail on Tuesday and was bailed on $ 500,000.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, police were called to a house on the 3800 block of Meredith Lane near Elam Road and Shepherd Lane at around 4:45 a.m. on January 6. An 911 operator reported that her daughter shot the caller’s friend and fled.

Officers found Salas dead in an upstairs bedroom, with a shower curtain wrapped around his body, a garbage bag over his head and shoulders, and another garbage bag over his lower legs. A Glock pistol was on the bed and cleaning supplies, including bleach, were in the bedroom, the affidavit said.

“It seemed like someone tried to clean up the crime scene before calling the police,” wrote one detective.

O’Brien’s mother, who the police said was not “very open-minded,” told officers she heard a shot around 1 a.m. and then saw O’Brien wiping blood stains from the carpet as she said: “You will never touch mine.” daughter again ”, it says in the affidavit. O’Brien and her 5-year-old daughter lived in the house with her mother and Salas, police said.

When the police asked why it took several hours to report the shooting, the mother said she had “been through a lot this year.”

Dallas police are investigating after James Faith was shot dead near his home in North Oak Cliff on the morning of October 9, 2020.

Another relative who lives at home was interviewed by detectives and said she heard an argument followed by two gunshots. She said she then saw O’Brien in the hallway, held a gun and said on an affidavit, “No body, no crime”.

She told the police that she and her 2-year-old child were locked in a bedroom. A short time later, O’Brien asked her to watch her daughter and one other child, and then left with her daughter an hour and a half to two later.

O’Brien’s attorney could not be immediately reached for comment.

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